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Projekt: Ceramic 30July2006

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Vito Corleone, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. Vito Corleone

    Vito Corleone New Member

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    Hi

    this is my actual nearly finished projekt: ceramic

    i started it in 2004 and after a long break i continued the last days
    it ist build of 12mm mdf, plexiglas and hours of work :D

    it is not a complete computer case it is just a external water cooling station

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    first steps
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    the radiator and water pumps
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    this is a semi-precious stone calles selenit
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    some lightning
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    the back of the case
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    now the varnishing
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    the res
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    gluing
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    final status

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    to do list:
    - connect all parts inside the case
    - install some more lightning
    - test the external water cooling station

    Vito Corleone :)
     
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  2. Kumo

    Kumo New Member

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    It's very sweet. Clean and nice "alien artifact" ;)


    Some questions:

    Which is the purpouse of the oven step? why do you need to warm the plexy?

    The pumps will be in parallel or series link?

    I had that rad and it performs well, but isn't small for 3 pumps?

    God work.
     
  3. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    Very nice, very cool.
     
  4. WiK1d

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    I love it...Very Clean mod so far...keep up the good work
     
  5. Lucanus

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    Absolutly beautiful. Love the design.
     
  6. Delgado

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    This looks amazing, the finish on it is particularly impressive :)
     
  7. kbates666

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    Love the Work you do. very pro looking and well done.
     
  8. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Sweet. That is all.
     
  9. scifi3018

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    This is a beautiful mod so far. I love the sleek smooth looking finish on the case.

    I am assuming that the two fans are both intakes to puch air out of the radiator right?
    Or are they exausting air, pulling air through the rad?

    I cant wait to see the finished product :)
     
  10. Vito Corleone

    Vito Corleone New Member

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    thanks :)

    @Kumo

    after the drilling and cuting the plexiglas is very brittle
    if you glue the material without this step the plexiglas could get some ugly cracks

    the complete circuit will be serial
    pump1->res1(the big)->pump2->rad->res2(the middle)->pump3->water blocks->res3(the small)

    so all of the reservoirs have the same pressure and a good water flow ;)

    @scifi3018

    the fans will blow the air into the case
    the only way out is the rad in the back ;)


    finishing the mod will take a while
    i still need some parts
    and i am working on my other project

    Vito Corleone :)
     
  11. Kumo

    Kumo New Member

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    Thanks. Wich is your plexy cooking recipt? Because if you warm it a lot it could end melted.
     
  12. Vito Corleone

    Vito Corleone New Member

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    the temperature ist 80°C and one hour for every mm material
    in that case it was 5 hours
    then never open the oven abruptly
    the material has to cool down over night

    Vito Corleone :)
     
  13. Klekkus

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    Very nice and clean!
     
  14. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    You will benefit from the fans exhauting instead of sucking in.
     
  15. Klekkus

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    You need 115.5°C to melt the plex ;)
     
  16. Vito Corleone

    Vito Corleone New Member

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    @hydro_electric_655
    i think ill try both when its all finished

    i dont want to melt it ;)
    btw. the temperature to melt PMMA XT is over 130°c, PMMA GS over 160°c and PC over 150°c

    i made a thermal stress relief ;)


    Vito Corleone :)
     
  17. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    I like all of your work..this one too, you got some plastic skills. Very unice design ...and I like big reservoirs yet you manage to kep it all quite small. Thumbs up for you :thumb: , I will make shure to watch this one regulary.
    Good luck

    /GNU
     
  18. Klekkus

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    When will we see pics with water in the reservoirs?
     
  19. scifi3018

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    Your assuming all the pumps are identical. They may be the same model, but even with sigma6 its impossible to make 2 identical products, and if, as an example...

    pump2 pumps faster than pump1, then res1 would drain after a while. and pump2 would start running dry which isnt good for a lot of pumps...

    This is just a what if though, as i have no clue what would acually happen...
    I would run the pumps in parralel, and the res's in series. Then you would have 3x the flow through the system, which would be good to ensure that the water flows through the tubes to the computer...

    I havent done w/c yet, so im not sure how sound this theory is...
     
  20. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    @scifi3018
    Since water is nearly impossible to compress (vacum) and the containers are sealed the pumps will even out in output levels to an average level off all three.
    Say 1=180lph 2=190lph 3=200lph. there will be an average of 190lph flow rate it may not be that exactly but that is the effect. Just higher pressure.

    Edit.
    I love the stress relief idea since cutting etc. causes stress in the plexi heating it will relieve stress, only problem is it could warp it slightly.
     

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